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Old 07-02-2007, 12:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by chave982
Hello, I was wondering...do you normally remove the "gills" from underneath the cap of shitake mushrooms when you cook them? I'm trying to follow a recipe, and it just says to slice the mushrooms, but doesn't say anything about this part.
chave, I would follow the recipe for the shiitake mushrooms. Do not remove the gills unless stated & unless there is a specific purpose to do so for the recipe.

I would, however, clean the shrooms (of grit etc.) prior to slicing - either with a mushroom brush, paper towel, or swishing quickly in water & patting dry. For the most part, I only remove the gills if I am stuffing the mushroom. Hope that helps.

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